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42 min ago | BleacherReport

Which No. 1 Goalie Gives Anaheim Ducks Best Chance at Postseason Wins?

Lately, though, that abundance of riches has turned into a conundrum because it 't at all clear which of the team's three goalies should start in net for Game 1 of Anaheim's first-round series against the Dallas Stars .


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Anaheim Ducks, Frederik Andersen, NHL Players, Dallas Stars

2 hrs ago | Thrasher Backer

The Morning Red Eye: Winnipeg Jets Links 4/16/14

Jan 21, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Winnipeg Jets left wing Evander Kane celebrates with teammates Jacob Trouba and right wing Devin Setoguchi after scoring a goal in the second period as Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm watches at Honda Center.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Anaheim Ducks, Hampus Lindholm, NHL Players

4 hrs ago | Daily Camera

Minnesota center Mikael Granlund likely to play in game 1

Mikael Granlund of the Minnesota Wild reacts after a hit from Jarret Stoll of the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on March 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif.


Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Niklas Backstrom, NHL Players, Los Angeles Kings, Jarret Stoll, NHL Northwest Division

9 hrs ago | ABC News

Gaborik Adds Scoring to LA Kings' Playoff Plans

Marian Gaborik's new teammates with the Los Angeles Kings initially wondered whether such a talented goal-scorer could fit into a defense-dominated team when he arrived in a trade last month.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, Justin Williams, Jeff Carter, Anze Kopitar, NHL Players, Marian Gaborik

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Inside Bay Area

NHL: Anaheim Ducks' Stephane Robidas set to face former team

From the moment Stephane Robidas was traded from the Dallas Stars to the Anaheim Ducks last month, he realized he might end up facing his former teammates in the first round of the playoffs.


Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Stars, NHL Hockey, Stephane Robidas, NHL Players, Anaheim Ducks

SLAM! Sports

Can Kings-Sharks repeat last year's seven-game beauty?

San Jose Sharks left wing T.J. Galiardi collides with Los Angeles Kings left wing Dustin Penner and defenceman Matt Greene during Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinal last year in Los Angeles.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, Jonathan Quick, Jeff Carter, Matt Greene, NHL Players

Rivalry Resumes as Kings Face Sharks in First Round Playoff Series

The Los Angeles Kings will begin their highly anticipated first round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks starting this Thursday, April 17, 2014 .


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar, NHL Players, San Jose Sharks

Kent Reporter

T-Birds' Troock signs with NHL's Stars

Seattle Thunderbirds right wing Branden Troock has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars, general manager Russ Farwell announced today.


Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Stars, NHL Hockey

The Washington Post

Hoisting the Cup without a hot goalie hard to do

In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky of Russia, makes a save during an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks, in San Jose, Calif.


Related Topix: Sports, Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Hockey, NHL Central Division, NHL Eastern Conference, San Jose Sharks, Antti Niemi, NHL Players, Tuukka Rask

The Washington Post

Ducks hope playoff success finally starts vs Stars

Anaheim Ducks' Patrick Maroon, left, and Ryan Getzlaf celebrate their team's 5-2 win against the San Jose Sharks after an NHL hockey game on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Anaheim Ducks, Ryan Getzlaf, NHL Players, Patrick Maroon, Dallas Stars, Stephane Robidas

2013-14 Phoenix Coyotes: By The Numbers

School: University of Arizona When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: Fall 2008, right before Cardinals Super Bowl run Favorite sports memory: Being at Game 7 of the 2001 World Series with my dad Favorite all-time athlete: Larry Centers Favorite sports movies: The Sandlot, Rookie of the Year, Jerry Maguire Most crushing sports moment: Grew up in ... (more)


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Phoenix Coyotes

MGo Blue

Six Michigan Ice Hockey Alums to Compete in NHL Postseason

The University of Michigan ice hockey team was represented by 19 alumni in the NHL during the 2013-14 season and was one of a record 49 colleges to have had a player in the NHL this year.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey, NHL Western Conference, Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Mike Brown, NHL Players, San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks

NBC Washington

Caps Search for When Season Went Awry

As the Washington Capitals sifted through the ruins of their lost season, naturally they searched for the specific moment when it went awry.


Related Topix: Sports, Joel Ward, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, NHL Southeast Division, NHL Eastern Conference, Los Angeles Kings

Defending Big D

2014 NHL Playoffs: Dallas Stars Find Structure, Identity & Success Under Coach Lindy Ruff

The five-year postseason drought for the Dallas Stars , one that is now finally over, was defined by one very simple and very frustrating them over each progressive season: This was a team that was struggling to not only find a singular direction in which to head, but a team and a franchise without a clear identity.


Related Topix: Sports, Dave Tippett, NHL Players, Dallas Stars, NHL Hockey


Penguins' Sidney Crosby Wins 2nd NHL Scoring Title

Despite being rested in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby secured the Art Ross Trophy, given annually to the player who leads the National Hockey League in scoring, per .


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, NHL Players, Evgeni Malkin, Mario Lemieux, NHL Atlantic Division, Anaheim Ducks

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Sharks' Raffi Torres' status unclear for playoff opener

Definitive answers regarding the health status of Sharks forward Raffi Torres and his availability for Game 1 of San Jose's first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings were in short supply Monday.


Related Topix: Sports, Raffi Torres, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, Jarret Stoll

The Washington Post

Ducks G Hiller dismayed by pre-playoff benching

Jonas Hiller is disappointed he probably won't be in the Anaheim Ducks' net when they begin their Stanley Cup chase.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Anaheim Ducks, John Gibson, Frederik Andersen, NHL Players

The Washington Post

Coyotes fall flat late under new owners

The Phoenix Coyotes had owners for the first time in four years. They had money to spend, at least more than in previous years.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Phoenix Coyotes, Shane Doan, Mike Smith, Keith Yandle, NHL Players, Mike Ribeiro


Kings-Sharks Series Schedule Announced

The Los Angeles Kings' first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series versus the San Jose Sharks is as follows, the Kings and the National Hockey League announced tonight.


Related Topix: Sports, San Jose Sharks, NHL Hockey

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Barry Trotz out as Predators coachBarry Trotz out as Predators...

Barry Trotz will not return for a 16th season as head coach, the team announced after a Tennessean report, but he is being offered a position within the team's hockey operations department.


Related Topix: Sports, Barry Trotz, NHL Players, Alexander Radulov, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, NHL Central Division, Dallas Stars